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Australian Workplace Giving Award winners named

PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has taken out the Best Employer Organisation award at the inaugural Australian Workplace Giving Awards.

The awards were initiated by the Australian Charities Fund (ACF) to foster awareness of workplace giving and celebrate the difference it makes to the community.

“The quality of submissions made choosing a winner in some categories very difficult,” ACF CEO Edward Kerr said.

The Australian Workplace Giving Awards recognise leadership, innovation, collaboration and best practice in workplace giving by employer and community organisations.

For awards purposes, workplace giving was defined as a program giving employees the chance to donate regularly from their pre-tax salary through their employer’s payroll system to community organisations

The Commonwealth Bank took second place to PWC with a Highly Commended in the Best Employer Organisation.

The Best Community Organisation Award was won solely by Redkite, whilst JB Hi-Fi was awarded Best in Organisational Engagement.

The Joint Award Employer/Community Organisations Award was won by Amalgamated Holdings Ltd/Camp Quality, with Palais Theatre/Save the Children, receiving a highly commended.

PwC had a second win with the Innovation Award, while Collins Foods Group CEO Kevin Perkins was acknowledged with the Inspirational Leadership Award.

In addition, Tracy McCully-Barker & Katrina O’Donnell, Ageing, Disability & Home Care, and Julianne Cowley of AusAID was recognised as Highly Commended in the Inspirational Leader category.

“All applicants are to be congratulated for the fresh thinking, hard work and commitment demonstrated in the work in their submissions,” Kerr added.